Technical working group formed to strengthen food safety framework in Vietnam

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In its continuing efforts to improve food safety, Vietnam has launched a food safety technical working group under the country’s One Health partnership framework.

The working group was launched on 28 September 2023 in Hanoi at a meeting attended by more than 100 food safety experts from various government agencies, development partners, research academia, private sector, along with distinguished delegates from Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Livestock Institute co-chaired the meeting, with funding support from the CGIAR Initiative on One Health.

Vu Thanh Liem, deputy director general of the International Cooperation Department in the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Fred Unger, International Livestock Institute regional representative for Southeast Asia, co-chair the meeting (photo credit: MARD/Tran Ngoc Son).

Header image: Stall owners watch over their pork and beef stock in a local wet market, Hanoi, Vietnam (ILRI/Andrew Nguyen).

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